Bottom line: the strength of Alexandra Spieth’s new horror-comedy ‘STAG’ is its seamless ability to integrate the conversational, natural dialogue steeped in antagonism and unclear motives.
Nashville artist Andrew Adkins delivers his new solo recording, ‘Rattlesnake Motions,’ a riveting listen with a fresh take on a genre that’s seen far too little experimentation in recent years.
‘Get Fucked by Fabulous’ (Supermegabot Records) is a love letter to a band that itself wrote its entire, short discography as a love letter to an era when punk was actually dangerous and music was exciting.
Danny Boyle’s TV series ‘Pistol’ manages to exhibit the sort of ferociousness of the period, the band, and the kind of aesthetics that made punk such a staying force in culture.
On Paul Winter Consort’s latest album, ‘Concert in the Barn,’ there is such clear jubilation and celebratory exuberance that it sparks and crackles, welcoming the approach of the sun and the promise of what the future holds.
IANAI’s debut album, ‘Sunir’ (Svart Records), succeeds in all the ways that sonic contemporaries like Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Rós do in terms of the acoustic, dramatic, cinematic, or ecstatic.
Overall, ‘It Came from Aquarius Records’ (by Kenneth Thomas) successfully weaves its tale with enough charm to spill over into other documentaries one might wish would be made about its charming cast of personalities.
Sex Pistols’ ‘The Original Recordings’ (UMC) is a convincing and compelling record of the band’s range, viciousness (excuse the phrase), and irreverence.
The Slime’s ‘Living on Borrowed Slime’ (Cursed Blessings Records) is an amphetamine tempo with the nastiest riffs and snot-nosed vocals you can imagine.
All in all, ‘War On Everything’ (Glacier Recordings), the new release from Oregon’s FØES and California’s Heated, is a vicious little split, but with big moods, big swings, and most notably, big talent.
Black Void’s take on the blackened crust meld of black metal and crust punk is a refined entry that earns their new album ‘Antithesis’ (Nuclear Blast) its moniker.
Armagideon Time members BlackLiq (vocals), Jesse Mowery (guitar), and Andy Kohler (drums) discuss their debut ‘Crime As Theatre’ (Anti-Corporate Music), politics, and inspirations,
For anyone who is a fan of all things metal and rock, Blue Heron’s debut, ‘Ephemeral’ (Kozmik Artifactz (DE), Seeing Red Records (USA)) is a clear winner, and not to be missed by any means.
Opium Ink has been wowing audiences for the past four years with their crisp, ear-catching take on industrial-influenced alternative…